New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

OS 10.5 - Just bought an imac a few months ago... is Leopard worth it?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Jon Fitzgerald

 
Member Since: Jun 06, 2007
Posts: 14
Jon Fitzgerald is on a distinguished road

Jon Fitzgerald is offline
I only purchased my Imac a few months ago, last run of the white version.

I'm finally getting the hang of Tiger and like it as an operating system. But my question is will Leopard be worth it?

Sure it looks prettier and has some handy features but it doesn't seem to be life changing software that justifies me spending even more cash. I watched the movie (well bits of it as it was huge!), and I couldn't see much more than minor tweaks or cosmetic redesign.

Is it worth seriously considering buying the upgrade if you've recently purchased?

Any feedback or opinions on this would be much appreciated
QUOTE Thanks
Bill S

 
Bill S's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 17, 2007
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 44
Bill S is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MacPro 2.66

Bill S is offline
The biggest improvement that I see is the ability to preview documents and photos in finder. It was odd to me that you can not easily thumbnail a photo from Finder.

I also like the built in backup to an external drive. The way it automatically sames backwards in time using a external drive is great.

I will probably upgrade in a couple months. I will monitor boards like this to see if there are any bugs then take the plunge.

Bill S
QUOTE Thanks
Alexis

 
Alexis's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 20, 2006
Posts: 2,255
Alexis is a jewel in the roughAlexis is a jewel in the roughAlexis is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: Al iMac 20" 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo

Alexis is offline
Nobody needs it at the moment, and it's up to you to decide if you want it. If you don't find anything worthwhile about it, there's no point wasting your money!

It will be a requirement however in the next couple of years as programs eventually requiring 10.5 appear.
QUOTE Thanks
Jon Fitzgerald

 
Member Since: Jun 06, 2007
Posts: 14
Jon Fitzgerald is on a distinguished road

Jon Fitzgerald is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill S View Post
The biggest improvement that I see is the ability to preview documents and photos in finder. It was odd to me that you can not easily thumbnail a photo from Finder.

I also like the built in backup to an external drive. The way it automatically sames backwards in time using a external drive is great.

I will probably upgrade in a couple months. I will monitor boards like this to see if there are any bugs then take the plunge.
I agree that thumbnails in finder was a suprise to me at first when i first switched form Windows. Also its a shame that there is no way to open one photo and scroll through them all in the same window like you can in windows.

An interesting feature that I'm considering is the improved foreign language options. My Girlfriend is Russian and it now offers better Russian support for example.

I guess I will end up waiting a few months also to let the waters clear so to speak and let Apple address any issues that arise immediately.
QUOTE Thanks
ivnj

 
Member Since: Oct 24, 2007
Posts: 33
ivnj is on a distinguished road

ivnj is offline
I'm on 10.3 right now and I have thumbnails in finder.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Upgrading to Leopard | Odd Jobs »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Bought the original iMac, have a couple questions. k__ Apple Desktops 5 08-02-2008 11:36 PM
Any Chance iMac Prices May Drop When Leopard Is Released? bennjiboi Switcher Hangout 4 10-22-2007 09:43 AM
Apple Pulls Plug on Original iMac schweb Apple Rumors and Reports 7 09-13-2006 04:38 PM
Oldest Imac worth buying (used)? kjellquist Apple Desktops 9 12-05-2005 10:56 PM
Bought a 20" iMac schweb Apple Desktops 26 01-01-2004 10:00 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:55 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?